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Glenugie Distillery

DistilleerderijenGeplaatst door Mark Dermul wo, juli 30, 2014 07:23:39

Glenugie Distillery

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

AB42 0YX

Scotland

Gesloten sinds 1983

Invernettie

Op de site van een oude windmolen in Peterhead (Highlands) richtte Donald McLeod Co een distilleerderij op die naar de naam Invernettie luisterde. We schrijven 1834. Drie jaar later, echter, in 1837, het jaar waarin de naam Invernettie gewijzigd werd in Glenugie, werd ze omgebouwd tot een brouwerij. In 1875 werd deze overgenomen door de Scottish Highland Distillers Company, die ze renoveerden, enorm uitbreidden en terug als distilleerderij in dienst namen. Tussen 1884 en 1915, toen ze eigendom was van Simon Forbes, was de distilleerderij zeer succesvol. Van 1925 tot 1937, daarentegen, ging ze in de mottenballen.

Seagar Evans Co Ltd uit Londen heropende Glenugie en renoveerde ze opnieuw (in 1956, het jaar waarin Seager Evans in handen kwam van Long John Distillers Ltd) en best grondig. Het stoken met kolen werd vervangen door olie en de productie ging flink omhoog. In de jaren ’70 kwam de distilleerderij in handen van Whitbread Co Ltd, die zich genoodzaakt zag de distilleerderij te sluiten op 18 februari 1982, dus als één van de eerste slachtoffers van de grote whiskymalaise.

Niet veel later werd ze afgebroken. Op de terreinen van Glenugie staat nu een reusachtige fabriek van de Score-Group PCL, een bedrijf dat gespecialiseerd is in buizen, kleppen, ventielen en kranen, voornamelijk voor de Britse marine.

Fettercairn

Water voor de productie werd betrokken van de Wellington Spring, enkele kilometers verderop. De distilleerderij beschikte over één mashtun en twee stills. In 1963 werd de moutvloer omgetoverd tot warehouses, zodat Glenugie over 9 opslagruimtes beschikte.

Na de sluiting van Glenugie werd Forsyth’s onder de arm genomen voor het ontmantelen van de installatie. De spirit safe en mash tun werden verkocht aan Fettercairn.

Range

Officiële bottelingen zijn zo goed als onvindbaar geworden. Maar recentelijk kocht Chivas Brothers wel het merk op en bracht in 2010 en 2011 twee ‘officiële’ Glenugie Deoch An Doras uit.

Oudere bottelingen, zowel officiële als onafhankelijke, zijn zo goed als onbetaalbaar geworden.

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In Whisky Review #476 Ralfy Reviews Glen Scotia 21yo – Scotch Whisky News

In Whisky Review #476 Ralfy Reviews Glen Scotia 21yo – Scotch Whisky News

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www.ralfy.com introduces an old version of Glen Scotia with Whisky Review 476 – Glen Scotia 21yo @ 46%

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Kilchoman 2009 PX Finish Single Cask Abbey Whisky Exclusive – Scotch Whisky News

Kilchoman 2009 PX Finish Single Cask AW Exclusive

To say we’re excited would be a huge understatement! Our very own cask of Kilchoman; and boy, it’s a beaut!

Established in 2005, Kilchoman distillery holds true to tradition, it’s one of only a handful of distilleries to still practice floor maltings; they even grow their own barley! We’ve always greatly admired Islay’s farm distillery and what it stands for, so to team up and release this wonderful dram makes us incredibly proud indeed!

Cask #285/09 has been matured for over four and a half years in a fresh bourbon barrel before being transferred to a Pedro Ximénez cask for a further four months maturation. The PX finish on this release works a treat, softening things down a little but still allowing the dram to hold the traditional taste characteristics you would expect from a Kilchoman whisky of this age. A perfect combination.

Single cask #285/09 has been bottled at cask strength, 58.3% vol with 270 bottles filled. 

£78.95

(£65.79 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Kilchoman Single Cask #285/09 Abbey Whisky Exclusive

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Welcome to The Haig Club – Scotch Whisky News

Welcome to The Haig Club – Scotch Whisky News

Forget everything you thought you knew about Scotch. Haig Club is a new Single Grain Whisky developed in partnership between Diageo and global sporting icon David Beckham and british entrepreneur Simon Fuller.

SINGLE GRAIN SCOTCH WHISKY
Haig Club is made at Cameronbridge distillery in Scotland. The liquid has been crafted using a unique process that combines grain whisky from three cask types. This creates a fresh, clean style that showcases butterscotch and toffee for an ultra-smooth taste. Seen by many to be Scotland’s hidden gem, single grain whisky is being predicted by experts as the next trend in whisky.

HERITAGE
The House of Haig can trace its whisky producing roots back to the seventeenth century in Scotland. The Haig family is the oldest whisky dynasty and known for innovation which laid the foundations for the growth and success of the modern scotch whisky industry.

VERSATILITY
Haig Club has an ultra-smooth taste, with delicious notes of butterscotch and toffee . This makes it enjoyable served neat, over ice or in a long refreshing cocktail. The subtle taste of Haig Club pairs very well with food, especially seafood. The liquid itself is a clear, golden amber colour.

Aroma: A nose of vanilla fudge, honey and dried tropical frutis with mild pepper and light oak

Taste: A rich and creamy palate that mixes sweet flavours of brioche, coconut, vanilla and toffee

Simply click here to buy – £45

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Isle of Skye “Take the Munro Challenge” – Scotch Whisky News

Isle of Skye “Take the Munro Challenge” – Scotch Whisky News

Get ready for a Munro Challenge?

Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky formed a fundraising partnership with Scottish Mountain Rescue last year to help support the many volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure that we can all enjoy Scotland’s mountains.

As part of our fundraising activity, we teamed up with our friends at Tiso and launched The Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Munro Challenge to help raise funds for vital new equipment for the 26 volunteer teams.

Let’s fly the flag for Scottish Mountain Rescue

Open to everyone, whether you’re an experienced climber, outdoor enthusiast or mountaineering novice, we’re challenging you to take on a personal challenge or gather a team of your colleagues, friends or family to climb a Munro this September and raise money for Scottish Mountain Rescue.

Entry is simple – just complete the online registration form, only one entry per team or per individual is necessary, create your own secure JustGiving page, encourage everyone to help you raise money for Scottish Mountain Rescue then most importantly, join us in climbing a Munro this September.

We’ve set up a team JustGiving page here;  so we can watch our group fundraising total rise.  Become a member of the Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Munro Challenge team by clicking on our page and the first 50 people to register will receive a limited edition Isle of Skye Whisky beanie hat. In addition, the first 20 Munro Challenge baggers to send us a photo from the summit will receive a bottle of Isle of Skye 8 Year Old.
The closing date for registrations is Sunday 17th August 2014.

For more information or to donate directly to Scottish Mountain Rescue, visit www.isleofskyewhisky.com.

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Isle of Arran The Devil’s Punch Bowl Chapter III at TB Watson “The Dram Busters” – Scotch Whisky News

“For Chapter III of the Devil’s Punch Bowl I have chosen a brooding selection of Arran’s finest aged Oloroso Sherry Butts which set the scene for the final performance. Notes of distinctive dark chocolate and dried fruits give satisfying depth and provide the ideal foundation for this last dram with the Devil. The inclusion of French Oak Barriques adds a rich layer of spice and toasted oak to proceedings while the Bourbon Barrels bring the sweetness of honey and vanilla. This final flourish of the Punch Bowl brings the curtain down in dramatic style”. James MacTaggart, Master Distiller

TASTING NOTES

Nose – Aromatic and floral, a delicate perfume of white peaches with a background of white chocolate

Palate – The influence of the barriques are evident almost immediately, the delicate floral notes give way to a rich and warming touch of spice which amplifies beautifully on your tongue. Chocolate raisin and cinnamon in the tail give this a creamy mouthfeel. The fresh character of Arran prevails, the typical citrus notes always in the background, complimented with the light vanilla from the Bourbon Barrels which add a layer of sweetness.

Finish – Long, lingering and luxurious. The final curtain falls with long lasting notes of sweet spice and mandarin.

A memorable performance, there’s no going back once you’ve been tempted by the Devil!

ONLY 840 BOTTLES FOR THE UK

Pre-order yours now from Drambusters!

We only have very limited stocks, so please be quick.

£77

T.B.Watson Ltd.

Dumfries, Scotland DG1 2BU

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Images of Ayrshire (Malts of Scotland)

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Malts of ScotlandThe last time this blog featured the independent bottler Malts of Scotland was exactly one year ago. Somehow they weren’t brought to my attention, but I’m happy to have tasted a couple of new releases again.

 

Images is a relatively new series. The distilleries aren’t mentioned on the label because most casks were intended for the blending industry. However each bottle bears a characteristic image of the production region and this is sometimes enough to narrow down the possibilities.

Ayrshire doesn’t have a lot of active distilleries and the link with Ailsa Bay was easily made. It’s a recent distillery, owned by William Grant, operational since September 2007 and housed within the Girvan site. The distillery produces unpeated, mildly peated and heavily peated whisky, all used for blending. This Images of Ayrshire may well be the first single malt release from Ailsa Bay!

Images releases are usually bottled at 53,2% but this time it’s kept at cask strength, a whopping 68,3%.

 

Images of Ayrshire - Malts of ScotlandImages of Ayrshire - Malts of ScotlandImages of Ayrshire ‘Dairymple Bridge’ 3 yo (68,3%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry hogshead, 328 btl.)

Nose: aromatic, young, raisiny sherry. Pretty fierce at first, even with some water, but nice. Raisins, candied apple, oranges, raspberry and a few winey / rummy undertones. Fresh red plums. Pecan nuts and hints of tobacco in the background. Mouth: sweet and highly oak-driven. Juicy fruits but also loads of spices (pepper, vanilla, clove). Kirsch and marinated raisins. Underneath seems to be a heavy, slightly meaty spirit. Mexican chocolate and toffee. Dry tannins as well. Finish: long, with chocolate, raisins and a spicy heat.

It’s easy to see similarities with young Glenfarclas, sherried Arran or Glenmorangie Sonnalta. In fact, it reminds me of any clean spirit in a great sherry cask, if not for the added weight on the palate. Relatively low complexity but an intense, interesting dram. Around € 80.

Score: 86/100

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Littlemill 21 Year Old #2 Release Available at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Littlemill 21 Year Old #2 Release

Official proprietary bottling of the lost Lowland Scotch distillery, which closed in 1994 and now demolished.

4,600 numbered bottles…

Littlemill 21 Year Old $242.92

 

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